Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/23/2014
Monday, March 24, 7:00 PM on FSIN, CSNC
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
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The last time the Chicago Bulls played the Indiana Pacers, they got beat by 20 points on Friday night. With both teams in the playoff picture, the Bulls could of capitalized on a team that is having their worst month this season, but instead the Pacers made light work of them, winning 91-71.
Head coach Frank Vogel had a plan and he wanted the Pacers to work on it. That plan was to share the ball, and that they did. The Pacers finished with 27 team assists. Paul George showed up to play by recording himself a triple-double. He finished with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Luis Scola had 19 points off the bench and Lance Stephenson finished with 15 points. The Pacers went on a 19-0 run in the third that put the game out of reach. Even with Chicago formulating a 7-0 run in the fourth, their efforts were too little, too late.
Chicago could not get things going in the right direction all game. They shot just 36.4 percent and were out-rebounded 51-36. Joakim Noah had 12 points, 13 boards, six assists, and four steals for the Bulls. Also contributing was Carlos Boozer with 10 points, Jimmy Butler had 17 points, and D.J. Augustin came off the bench to contribute 17 points, four boards, and three assists. Taj Gibson had 7 points and five rebounds, but fouled out with seven minutes to go in the game. This game could be a potential preview to a playoff series. The Pacers are up 2-1 against the Bulls this season with one more game to go.
Indiana is 15-18-0 ATS on the road this season
Indiana is 16-16-1 against the over/under on the road this season
Chicago is 17-17-0 ATS at home this season
Chicago is 17-17-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/21/14 G C.J. Watson Hamstring questionable
03/20/14 C Andrew Bynum Knee out indefinitely
11/23/13 G Derrick Rose Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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